VAR was the story of the Premier League on Saturday and it has now taken centre stage once again in Liverpool’s match against Wolves.
On Saturday alone, three different goals from three matches were ruled out for the most marginal of offsides.
And it has now come to the rescue of the pace-setting Reds in their encounter against Wolves.
Sadio Mane’s opener was initially ruled out for an alleged Adam Lallana handball in the build-up but was later given after the referee adjudged it to have hit his shoulder instead.
However, there was controversy over the referee had already blown the whistle before the ball was in the net.
Wolves weren’t down in the dumps for long, though as Pedro Neto thought he’d equalised right on the stroke of half-time.
But as with many occasions this weekend, his celebrations were cut short as VAR ruled it out for offside by the barest of margins.
The call had Liverpool supporters breathing a huge sigh of relief, but it infuriated the Wolves faithful – as well as neutrals.
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has frequently expressed his criticism of the technology, and he was at it again following the incident, posting: “Thoughts are with football at this difficult time.”
On Saturday. Brighton’s Dan Burn had his first goal for the club ruled out by the technology for a similarly tight decision, while Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha was also adjudged to be offside by millimetres in the lead up to a goal by Max Meyer and Norwich’s Teemu Pukki was denied a lovely solo effort against Tottenham.